Student Organizations and Clubs

*Financially supported by Student Activity Fees

Department of Student Life

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Student Life
Room:  F202, Lana Hamilton Hall
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.2416         

The Office of Student Life supports the sanctioned student organizations and clubs on campus through policies and procedures oversight.

Sanctioned Organizations, Clubs, and Programs

American Welding Society (AWS) Holston Valley Student Chapter – Northeast State’s student section of the  American Welding Society  promotes the application and research of welding/metal fabrication among students. Educational development, sound practices, and career opportunities are emphasized.  Nichole Manz-Young (TEC225, 423.354.5253) is the advisor.

Argumentation and Debate Society – The purpose of the Argumentation and Debate Society is to provide students with an opportunity to participate in competitive forensic tournaments. The society also provides learners with a forum for free expression and offers opportunities for students to voice their opinions on current events and matters of interest to the academic community. Dr. Ruth Livingston (H214, 423.279.7657), and Ellen Church (H212, 423-354-2556) serve as the advisors.

The Art Club – The Art Club is open to all Northeast State students, faculty, and staff. The club's purpose is to promote an appreciation of visual artistic expression on the Northeast State Community College campus. Members seek to provide a forum through which NeSCC students, in particular, can obtain professional skills relevant to support academic endeavors in the visual arts. This organization also provides students, faculty, staff, and the community with opportunities to develop skills in a variety of visual art media.  Dr. Christal Hensley (H122, 423.354.2595) and  Donna Wilt (L303C, 423.354.5250) serve as advisors.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – The Association for Computing Machinery student chapter engages members through talks by local practitioners, visits from prominent speakers in the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program, technical and career workshops, field trips to computing installations, and social activities. Student chapters are the engines that drive professional networking and learning on a local level. Jon Holbrook (TEC213, 423.354.2413) and David Blair (TEC225, 423-354-5269) serve as advisors.

The Aviation Club –The Aviation Club is open to all Northeast State students, faculty, and staff. The club's purpose is to promote professionalism, aeronautical education, and inspire students towards a career or general interest in aviation. Members will network with aviation professionals, corporate and community leaders, and aviation enthusiasts.  Richard Blevins (Hangar, 423.354.5179) and  Allen Bowman (Hangar, 423.354.5294) serve as advisors. 

Black Student Association (BSA) – The Black Student Association is an educational and cultural non-profit and non-political organization based at Northeast State. The organization is open to all Northeast State students, faculty, and staff. Its primary purpose is to serve the interests of minority students. The BSA provides a professional, informational, and social network for students of African descent to ensure their retention, academic excellence, and participation in student life at Northeast State. Contact advisor Linda Calvert (P315A, 423.323.0222) for more information.

Campus Christian Fellowship (CCF) – The Campus Christian Fellowship provides opportunities for students and employees to meet regularly to enjoy Christian fellowship and fun. Meetings include a variety of activities for encouragement, fellowship, Bible and topical studies, devotions, and prayer. Activities and meetings may be held on various NeSCC campuses. The club may also sponsor speakers or musical concerts for the campus, attend area concerts, and participate in school-wide events. CCF is not exclusive to any denomination and all are welcome to attend.  Cathy Phillips (C2406, 423.279.3684) and  April Allen (C2406, 423.354.5360) serve as the advisors.

Clinical Laboratory Science Club – The Clinical Laboratory Science Club promotes understanding of the field of laboratory medicine through scheduled meetings, distribution of educational materials, participation in recruitment opportunities at elementary/secondary schools and organizations, as well as through community service projects. Funds are raised to attend state and national meetings for the purpose of continuing education and networking with peers. Anyone interested in club membership is invited to join.  Rose Marie Spangler (RCHP124, 423.354.5500) is the faculty advisor.

The Cor Group – The Cor Group is a Christian organization for members of the NeSCC community. The name is derived from a teaching of John Henry Cardinal Newman, "Cor ad cor loquitur," meaning heart speaks to heart. This phrase embodies the vital calling of Christians to speak with more than just words and to reach out with love to the hearts of others. The Cor Group is involved with ETSU's Catholic Center, and Fr. Michael Cummins leads most of the discussions and activities. The Cor Group is not exclusive to any denomination, and members come from a variety of backgrounds. All are welcome!  Dr. Michael Pagel (H115, 423.354.2431) serves as advisor.

Council for Leadership, Advocacy, and Student Success (CLASS) – Northeast State’s Council for Leadership, Advocacy, and Student Success strives to improve the quality of student life by representing the student body, providing leadership development opportunities, and promoting communication between students, administration, faculty, and staff. For more information, visit the CLASS Office located F202 in the Faculty Building.  Contact Beverly Leonard (423.354.2416) for more information.

Echoes and Images –  Echoes and Images is Northeast State’s student literary and visual arts magazine. Published in the spring, the magazine features poems, short stories, essays, and visual art by currently enrolled students. Entry deadline for submissions is at the end of the fall semester. Exact dates are posted during the fall semester. Cash prizes are awarded to the first- and second-place winners in each category. Echoes and Images has been consistently recognized for excellence by the Southern Division of the  Community College Humanities Association Tempi Hale (H102, 423.354.2594),  Dr. Christal Hensley (H122, 423.354.2595),  Dr. Sandra Hiortdahl (E120, 423.354.5176),  Josh Archer (H121, 423.354.2557), and  Donna Wilt (L303C, 423.354.5250) are the faculty editors.

Esports Team – Northeast State has several Esports teams that play from October to November. These teams compete against other regional and national colleges. Northeast State Esports is a member of the NJCAAE (National Junior College Athletic Association Esports). We will be streaming on Twitch and YouTube. View the current roster and upcoming matches on the Esports website. Contact Coach Chris Demas (L206, 423.354.2588) for more information. 

Elizabethton Service Club – The Northeast State at Elizabethton Service Club strives to generate and foster awareness and public interest within the community for Northeast State at Elizabethton. The club provides opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to develop leadership skills and to promote civic responsibility by working together through club activities. For more information, contact advisor Amy Drinnon (E108, 423.547.8450).

GREENS – The GRassroots Environmental Efforts at Northeast State is a club for students, staff, and faculty who are interested in helping preserve our fragile environment. The club’s main focus is to foster environmental leadership and stewardship at Northeast State and beyond. GREENS accomplishes this through education and action. Everyone has a part to play, and GREENS intends to educate others on how they can participate in this worthwhile effort.  Michele Glass (B104F, 423.354.2496) and  Jim Henrichs (J1015, 423.354.2481) serve as advisors.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship – Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational campus ministry. Members aim to build community on campus through God's love and to reach out to every corner of campus. Small group meetings are scheduled throughout the week. Please come join us!  Larry Hatfield (P312A, 423.354.5224) and  Margaret Lester (P216C, 423.323.0202) serve as advisors.

Intramurals – Intramurals, athletic activities, sports tournaments, and wellness events are offered by Student Life to help students safely acquire behaviors conducive to healthy lifestyles that enrich the quality of life. Contact Beverly Leonard (423.354.2416) for more information.

Los Americanos – Los Americanos strives to teach awareness and understanding of Hispanic culture and traditions, as well as of the Spanish language. The club seeks to introduce members to a variety of concerns, issues, and current events that impact the Latin community. Students are not required to speak Spanish to become members of the organization.  Norma Sanchez-Webb (H218, 423.354.5209) is the advisor.

Movie Appreciation Club – The Movie Appreciation Club will contribute to campus life, the college, and to the individual development of students and community members.  Colin Cox (H107, 423.354.5118),  Jim Kelly (H108, 423.279.7669) and  Tabetha Garman (H114, 423.354.5180) are the faculty advisors.

Northeast State National Alumni Association – This association is open to all former students who have taken credit courses at Northeast State or the College by its former name, Tri-Cities State Technical Institute. The purpose of the association is to further interest in Northeast State and to foster communication between the College and its Alumni. The association holds several events each year that encourage alumni to renew their ties with the institution and to cultivate friendships and professional relationships. Contact  Megan Almaroad (P307B, 423.279.7630) for more information.

Northeast State Scholars Foundation – The purpose of the  Northeast State Scholars Foundation is to support the activities of the Northeast State Community College Foundation through student-driven initiatives that promote private giving and service learning. As a student foundation, the organization cultivates philanthropy among campus constituencies and seeks to incorporate philanthropic campaigns within the College’s mission. Membership is comprised voluntarily of students receiving Northeast State Scholarships, enrolling in the Northeast State Honors Program, or earning memberships in the campus honor societies. Contact  Rayma Gibbs (C2108, 423.279.7637),  Joshua Johnson (P307, 423.354.5359), or  Erin Blevins (C2113, 423.354.2507) for more information.

Northeast State Student Navigators – This organization is a community relations support group representing Northeast State. It is the Navigators’ duty to promote and uphold the vision, mission, and guiding beliefs of the College to the students, faculty, and staff as well as the five-county service area. The Northeast State Student Navigators contribute valuable time and effort toward enhancing the community relations and enrollment efforts of the College. The service provided by the Navigators is not duplicated by any other sanctioned student organization. Applications and/or additional information may be obtained by contacting advisor  Joshua Johnson (P307, 423.354.5359).

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society – This organization is the international honor society that recognizes and promotes commitment to academic excellence in two-year colleges.  Phi Theta Kappa  supports the four hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship that are designed to give members opportunities for personal and academic growth as well as service to others. The Northeast State chapter is Alpha Iota Chi, and it has achieved five-star status, the highest level of participation in  Phi Theta Kappa International  activities.  Dr. Jane Honeycutt (L303A, 423.354.2596) is the faculty advisor.

Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild – The Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild is open to all students, faculty, and staff who enjoy science fiction and fantasy literature, film, games, and culture. The Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild has book and film discussions, themed fundraisers, and special interest outings.  Audrey Peters (H123, 423.354.2417) and  Tabetha Garman (H114, 423.354.5180) are the faculty advisors.

SkillsUSA® – SkillsUSA® is a national membership association serving students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations (including health occupations) and for further education. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is open to new and currently enrolled students who meet program eligibility requirements. Ray Acker (T223, 423.354.2426) and   Nichole Manz-Young (TEC225, 423.354.5253) serves as the Northeast State chapter advisor.

The Student Nurses Association – The Student Nurse's Association is a student-led organization that is dedicated to encouraging and connecting students that are majoring in nursing prior to entrance into the nursing program and the entirety of the journey while in the nursing program. The organization promotes awareness to nursing as a skilled and caring profession to the general public with community outreach and positive image. Erin Sommer (RCHP222, 423-354-2446) and Liza Waldroupe (RCHP241B, 423-354-5502) serve as faculty advisors.  

The Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) – The Student Social Work Organization is a student-led organization that is devoted to create a positive educational and social atmosphere for students who are majoring in any social science-related field and/or are(is) interested in serving their community, becoming connected to likeminded students, and learning more about social issues that impact our community.  Teressa Dobbs (H203, 423.354.5299) and  Tricia Crawford (H206, 423.354.5117) serve as the faculty advisors. 

Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA) – The  Student Tennessee Education Association  helps prepare the education major to assume the role of a teacher and make a smooth transition from the campus to the classroom. This pre-professional organization gives students a voice in education by working in conjunction with local, state, and national associations. STEA provides personal growth through community service projects and professional growth through leadership and teamwork opportunities. STEA helps prepare teachers for the challenges of the 21st century classroom. Contact faculty advisors  Mitzi Neeley (H204, 423.354.2550),  Ross Roberts (H211, 423.354.2565), Tricia Crawford (H206, 423.354.5117), or  Ellen Church (H212, 423-354-2556) for more information.

Student Traffic Court – The  Student Traffic Court hears cases of students contesting traffic citations that result from violations of the Northeast State Traffic and Parking Regulations. A Chief Justice, an Associate Chief Justice, and a maximum of four Justices are selected from the student body through an application and interview process. Students who wish to contest a ticket must submit appeals  online . Contact Beverly Leonard (423.354.2416) for more information.

Student Veterans of America – The purpose of  Student Veterans of America  is to provide support and assistance to transitioning veterans; provide a network for mutual support and assistance among veterans, reservists, and those on active duty; encourage those who are seriously considering military service (ROTC/DEP); assist in the social, intellectual, and personal development of fellow veterans; and to contribute to the atmosphere and development of Northeast State.  Susan Marshall (N110, 423-354-5305),  Eric Stanton (H221, 423.354.5351), and  Tricia Crawford (H206, 423.354.5117) serve as advisors.

Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) – Northeast State’s Student Chapter, a “Delta” chapter affiliated with the Upper East Tennessee Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers ( ) and a member of the State Society of the National Society of Professional Engineers ( ), was recognized and certified eligible for participation in the Program for NSPE Student Chapters in May 1999. All students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are eligible to join.  Janice Lewenczuk (F229, 423.354.2549) and  Derrick Thacker (F236, 423.354.2547) serve as advisors.

A Toast to Education – A Toast to Education is a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which each individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills that foster self-confidence and personal growth. The purposes of the organization include helping its members improve their abilities to communicate effectively, encouraging members to read and listen analytically, and affording leadership training for its members. A Toast to Education is affiliated with  Toastmasters International  and the District of Toastmasters International organizations.  Dr. Ruth Livingston (H214, 423.279.7657) and Ellen Church (H212, 423-354-2556) serve as the advisors. 

Volunteer Northeast State - The purpose of Volunteer Northeast State is to facilitate public and community service opportunities for students at Northeast State. This program and its related student organization provide the framework for experienced-based learning opportunities that develop student leadership and increased social responsibility. Andrea Amos (H208, 423‑354‑5221) serves as the faculty advisor.

Please refer to the  Guidelines for Student Organizations  to review related policies and procedures governing student organizations and clubs at Northeast State. 

Guidelines and policies for sanctioning student organizations and clubs can be found by clicking here. Many of the commonly used forms needed by advisors of sanctioned student organizations and clubs to gain institutional approvals can be found on the \\polaris\STUDENTORGFORMS drive on the campus network. A list of Sanctioned Organizations, Clubs, and Programs can also be found in the Guide to Campus Resources.

Visit the Office of Leadership Programs in Room F202 of Lana Hamilton Hall for more information on student organizations and clubs at Northeast State.